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Rojava Information Center: https://rojavainformationcenter.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ RojavaIC

Women Defend Rojava: http://womendefendrojava.net/en/

Rojhelat: http://rojhelat.info/en/

Rojava Centre for Strategic Studies

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NEWS

  1. Turkey issues arrest warrants for 82 over pro-Kurdish protests
  2. Yet another Kurdish woman is jailed for insulting the megalomaniac Turkish president
  3. Kurdish politician sentenced to prison for calling President Erdoğan a misogynist
  4. Kurdish Leader: We Informed Moscow About Damascus’ Refusal to Talk to Us
  5. Kurdish women candidates in Germany vow to work for race, gender justice if elected
  6. Flowers laid at Turkish embassy to remember women murdered in Turkey and Kurdistan
  7. Jailed Kurdish leader Demirtaş: Human tragedy unfolding in Turkish prisons
  8. Second phase of Kurdish unity talks among top Syrian Kurdish parties nears conclusion
  9. Kurdish political prisoner arrested at Iran protests starts hunger strike
  10. Rojava Kurds sign memorandum with Syrian party in Moscow
  11. Armenian, Cypriot, Kurdish, Egyptian diasporas in the UK call on PM Johnson to hold Turkey to account

 

OPINION, COMMENTARY, ANALYSIS

  1. ‘It’s a war on words’: Turks fear new law to muzzle social media giants
  2. Second stage in the October 9 period- VII
  3. Opposition parties, rights defenders denounce ‘politically motivated’ detention of HDP members
  4. Treaties alone can’t protect women from violence
  5. “A plan with 99 percent no way out” VI
  6. The US Military Releases Drone Missiles Called Ninja Bombs In Syria…Does It Mean No More Combatant Death?
  7. Sinam Mohamad Pushes U.S. Not to Abandon Her Fellow Kurds in Syria 
  8. KCDK-E declares 10 October as Freedom for Öcalan Global Day
  9. Turkish army accused of throwing Kurdish farmers from helicopter
  10. Confusion Abounds as Rumors of the Status Incirlik Airbase Spread
  11. The isolation of Abdullah Öcalan: İbrahim Bilmez, his lawyer, speaks out
  12. Pre-9 October period and the 1 September 1998 ceasefire – V
  13. The period of first two ceasefires – IV
  14. A call for an end to femicide and violence against women in Turkey
  15. Leaked docs expose massive Syria propaganda operation waged by Western govt contractors and media
  16. The Gordian knot of Kurdish unity talks in Syria
  17. Syrian Kurdish parties agree on Supreme Kurdish Reference
  18. Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan’s days in the Middle East – III
  19. Killer optics: Exports of WESCAM sensors to Turkey
  20. Based on an organized and active living – II
  21. The short story of Kurdistan Revolution – I
  22. Iranian-Turkish deal to fight PKK risks harming stability of Iraq’s Kurdish region
  23. “Bijî Serok Apo” – The story of a slogan
  24. UN points finger at Turkey over rights abuses in Syria
  25. Can EU sanctions threat cool Turkey’s moves in eastern Mediterranean?
  26. Stateless and Leftover ISIS Brides
  27. Armenians and the Turkish Coup d’état of September 12, 1980
  28. From Blairgowrie to the Black Sea – Strawberries and Nutella
  29. KCDK-E: The time has come to end isolation and free Öcalan!
  30. The Ramifications of the 12 September 1980 coup d’état
  31. Since 2010, Iranian forces have killed over 700 Kurdish border couriers: report
  32. Pro-Kurdish politician Tosun sentenced to jail by Turkish court
  33. Head of Turkish-backed council in Afrin arrested by armed group
  34. Turkish low intensity war, a report by RiseUp4Rojava
  35. KCK to launch a revolutionary campaign on September 12
  36. Kurdish lives also matter
  37. Iraqi Kurdistan president carries conciliatory message from Baghdad to Ankara
  38. Jailed Kurdish leader’s wife calls on ECHR president to meet with Kurds
  39. The Eastern Mediterranean at a crossroads
  40. David Graeber: A most Important Revolutionary Intellectual of our Times!
  41. Russia meets Syrian Kurdish-led delegation in Moscow, despite Turkish concerns
  42. Erdogan and the Dream of ‘Great Turkey’

 

MULTIMEDIA

  1. Nationalism versus patriotism

 

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NEWS

  1. Turkey issues arrest warrants for 82 over pro-Kurdish protests

25 September 2020|The Guardian

Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 82 people, including a mayor, over pro-Kurdish protests six years ago, officials and local media have said.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/25/turkey-issues-arrest-warrants-pro-kurdish-protests

 

  1. Yet another Kurdish woman is jailed for insulting the megalomaniac Turkish president

25 September 2020|The Canary

Can you imagine being sentenced to prison for insulting Boris Johnson? Seems ludicrous, doesn’t it? But thousands of people in Turkey have been imprisoned for insulting its dictatorial president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Anyone even slightly critical of the man, and his ruling party, risks spending time in jail.

https://www.thecanary.co/opinion/2020/09/25/yet-another-kurdish-woman-is-jailed-for-insulting-the-megalomaniac-turkish-president/

 

  1. Kurdish politician sentenced to prison for calling President Erdoğan a misogynist

24 September 2020|Stockholm Center for Freedom

A former Kurdish parliamentarian jailed in on terrorism charges has been handed down an additional prison sentence for insulting President Tayyip Erdoğan, Reuters reported, citing her lawyers.

https://stockholmcf.org/kurdish-politician-sentenced-to-prison-for-calling-president-erdogan-a-misogynist/

 

  1. Kurdish Leader: We Informed Moscow About Damascus’ Refusal to Talk to Us

12 September 2020|Asharq Al-awsat

The Syrian Democratic Council informed Russia that the Syrian state had refused to hold talks with the Autonomous Administration in northeast Syria, Hikmat Habib, a member of the presidential body of the Syrian Democratic Council, the SDF’s political arm, said Friday.

https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/2503106/kurdish-leader-we-informed-moscow-about-damascus’-refusal-talk-us

  1. Kurdish women candidates in Germany vow to work for race, gender justice if elected

12 September 2020|Rudaw

Two Kurdish women in Cologne running in upcoming local elections have vowed to support Germany’s most marginalised if they are elected to municipal council.

https://www.rudaw.net/english/world/12092020

  1. Flowers laid at Turkish embassy to remember women murdered in Turkey and Kurdistan

11 September 2020|Morning Star

Flowers have been laid at the Turkish embassy in London at a vigil to remember the women who have been murdered in Turkey and Kurdistan.

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/flowers-laid-turkish-embassy-remember-women-murdered-turkey-and-kurdistan

  1. Jailed Kurdish leader Demirtaş: Human tragedy unfolding in Turkish prisons

7 September 2020|Stockholm Centre for Freedom

A human tragedy is unfolding in Turkish prisons, said Selahattin Demirtaş, the jailed former co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), in a written interview with Ruşen Çakır that was published on the Medyascope news website on Monday.

https://stockholmcf.org/jailed-kurdish-leader-demirtas-human-tragedy-unfolding-in-turkish-prisons/

  1. Second phase of Kurdish unity talks among top Syrian Kurdish parties nears conclusion

4 September 2020|Kurdistan 24

The leading Kurdish political forces in Syria, the Kurdish National Unity Parties (PYNK) and the Kurdish National Council (KNC), are nearly finished with the second phase of Kurdish unity talks that are supported by the United States.

https://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/be8f2d4e-bb9b-4daf-80ac-d6b3eefb2c7c

  1. Kurdish political prisoner arrested at Iran protests starts hunger strike

3 September 2020|Kurdistan 24

A Kurdish political prisoner whom security forces arrested during Iran’s November 2019 demonstrations has gone on a hunger strike to protest being denied furlough and discrimination at an infamous detention facility where she is held, a rights watchdog reported Wednesday.

https://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/f8004da6-582d-461d-960e-9cf34dcc04a9

  1. Rojava Kurds sign memorandum with Syrian party in Moscow

3 September 2020|Rudaw

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Council, political wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces, on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding with a Syrian Marxist party in Moscow. The memo calls for aligning the SDF with the Syrian Army and finding a solution to the Kurdish issue.

https://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/syria/31082020

  1. Armenian, Cypriot, Kurdish, Egyptian diasporas in the UK call on PM Johnson to hold Turkey to account

2 September 2020|Public Radio of Armenia

The leaders of the organised Cypriot, Armenian, Kurdish and Egyptian diasporas in the UK have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging him to “incentivise” Ankara to end its destabilizing actions in the Eastern Mediterranean as part of the ongoing UK-Turkey trade negotiations.

https://en.armradio.am/2020/09/02/armenian-cypriot-kurdish-egyptian-diasporas-in-the-uk-call-on-pm-johnson-to-hold-turkey-to-account/

OPINION/ANALYSIS

  1. ‘It’s a war on words’: Turks fear new law to muzzle social media giants

27 September 2020|The Observer

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s draconian legislation comes into force this week in a bid to censor free speech online.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/27/its-a-war-on-words-turks-fear-new-law-to-muzzle-social-media-giants

 

  1. Second stage in the October 9 period- VII

26 September 2020|ANF English

The Kurdish People’s Leader had to leave the Middle East on October 9, 1998. “From now on, a relentless pursuit and control were to be continued by the NATO and the United States wherever I went.”

https://anfenglishmobile.com/features/second-stage-in-the-october-9-period-vii-46859

 

  1. Opposition parties, rights defenders denounce ‘politically motivated’ detention of HDP members

26 September 2020|Bianet

Opposition parties and rights defenders have criticized the government for yesterday’s (September 25) mass detention of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) members as part of an investigation into 2014 protests in Kurdish-majority provinces, where dozens of people were killed.

http://bianet.org/english/politics/231605-opposition-parties-rights-defenders-denounce-politically-motivated-detention-of-hdp-members

 

  1. Treaties alone can’t protect women from violence

26 September 2020|Rahila Gupta, CNN

Women have always been punching bags for men’s anger in the patriarchal systems we live in. It comes as no surprise that rates of violence are up everywhere as the pandemic and its lockdowns push women further into men’s deadly embrace.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/26/opinions/violence-against-women-turkey-intl/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_latest+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Most+Recent%29

 

  1. “A plan with 99 percent no way out” VI

25 September 2020|ANF English

In the days leading up to October 9, 1998, the Ankara regime was giving Damascus a clear message of cooperation through the intermediaries, while at the same time appealing to threats, blackmail and oppression. The Kurdish People’s Leader was later to say about the conspirators: “it was an effort to create a plan with 99 percent no way out”

https://anfenglishmobile.com/features/a-plan-with-99-percent-no-way-out-vi-46833

 

  1. The US Military Releases Drone Missiles Called Ninja Bombs In Syria…Does It Mean No More Combatant Death?

25 September 2020|Tech Times

The United States military is now using a drone missile called “ninja bomb” in Syria to reduce non-combatant deaths. Unlike other missiles, this one uses a 100lb of dense material and six attached blades.

https://www.techtimes.com/articles/252862/20200925/the-us-military-releases-drone-missiles-called-ninja-bombs-in-syria-does-it-mean-no-more-combatant-death.htm

  1. Sinam Mohamad Pushes U.S. Not to Abandon Her Fellow Kurds in Syria 

25 September 2020|The Washington Diplomat

For nearly three years, Sinam Sherkany Mohamad has worked the corridors of power in Washington to drum up American support for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which she represents as the U.S. envoy for the Syrian Democratic Council, part of the group’s political wing.

https://washdiplomat.com/sinam-mohamad-pushes-u-s-not-to-abandon-her-fellow-kurds-in-syria/

 

  1. KCDK-E declares 10 October as Freedom for Öcalan Global Day

24 September 2020|ANF English

In a written statement, the KCDK-E co-presidential Council said that it is time to free Kurdish people’s leader Abdullah Öcalan and declared 10 October a Global Day of Action for the freedom of Freedom for Öcalan.

https://anfenglishmobile.com/news/kcdk-e-declares-10-october-as-freedom-for-Oecalan-global-day-46804

 

  1. Turkish army accused of throwing Kurdish farmers from helicopter

24 September 2020|Al-Monitor

Turkish prosecutors have begun to investigate allegations that a pair of Kurdish farmers were brutally beaten and thrown out of a military helicopter in the southeastern province of Van on Sept. 11 in a case that has recalled the horrors inflicted on locals at the height of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) insurgency in the 1990s.

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/09/turkey-army-kurd-farmers-helicopter-pkk.html

 

  1. Confusion Abounds as Rumors of the Status Incirlik Airbase Spread

24 September 2020|Geopolitics Alert

Following statements by a US lawmaker, rumors that the status of Incirlik Airbase could be changing in the near future are spreading.

https://geopoliticsalert.com/incirlik-airbase-status

 

  1. The isolation of Abdullah Öcalan: İbrahim Bilmez, his lawyer, speaks out

24 September 2020|Medya News

Abdullah Öcalan’s isolation and Kurdish society’s struggle for democratic rights are key concerns that need to be addressed in order to achieve democratisation in Turkey.

https://medyanews.net/the-isolation-of-abdullah-ocalan-ibrahim-bilmez-his-lawyer-speaks-out/

 

  1. Pre-9 October period and the 1 September 1998 ceasefire – V

24 September 2020|ANF English

According to the Kurdish People’s Leader, the efforts for ceasefire and the Turkish General Staff clearing the way for dialogue was a trick but he still didn’t want to be side breaking the ceasefire.

https://anfenglishmobile.com/features/pre-9-october-period-and-the-1-september-1998-ceasefire-v-46819

 

  1. The period of first two ceasefires – IV

23 September 2020|ANF English

Öcalan effectuated two significant ceasefires in the first half of 1990 as the war in Kurdistan was escalating. While the hand he thrusted out for peace hanged in the air, the Turkish state organised new massacres.

https://anfenglishmobile.com/features/the-period-of-first-two-ceasefires-iv-46786

 

  1. A call for an end to femicide and violence against women in Turkey

23 September 2020|Saleh Mamon

Over 130 women trade unionists call on all trade union leaders to take action.

https://www.peaceinkurdistancampaign.com/a-call-for-an-end-to-femicide-and-violence-against-women-in-turkey/

 

  1. Leaked docs expose massive Syria propaganda operation waged by Western govt contractors and media

23 September 2020|The Gray Zone

Western government-funded intelligence cutouts trained Syrian opposition leaders, planted stories in media outlets from BBC to Al Jazeera, and ran a cadre of journalists. A trove of leaked documents exposes the propaganda network.

https://thegrayzone.com/2020/09/23/syria-leaks-uk-contractors-opposition-media/

 

  1. The Gordian knot of Kurdish unity talks in Syria

22 September 2020|Atlantic Council

On September 20, US Special Envoy for Syria James Jeffrey visited northeast Syria for a meeting with delegations of the Kurdish National Council (KNC), the Democratic Union Party (PYD), and allied Kurdish parties who have been engaging in so-called unity talks since November 2019.

https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/the-gordian-knot-of-kurdish-unity-talks-in-syria/

 

  1. Syrian Kurdish parties agree on Supreme Kurdish Reference

22 September 2020|Wladimir van Wilgenburg, Kurdistan24

The leading Kurdish political forces in Syria have recently agreed to form a Supreme Kurdish Reference that will decide on the political strategy of the Kurdish movement in Syria. However, discussions will continue and no final agreement has yet been reached.

https://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/ba899219-46d4-4ff5-8bf1-465bb634a967

 

  1. Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan’s days in the Middle East – III

22 September 2020|ANF English

The actions within the context of “international conspiracy” against Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan date back to 1986. But against all efforts of defamation and elimination by enemies of Kurdish people, Öcalan managed to become the leader of the Kurds.

https://anfenglishmobile.com/features/kurdish-leader-abdullah-Oecalan-s-days-in-the-middle-east-iii-46756

 

  1. Killer optics: Exports of WESCAM sensors to Turkey

22 September 2020|Project Ploughshares

Project Ploughshares Special Report, “Killer Optics: Exports of WESCAM sensors to Turkey – a litmus test of Canada’s compliance with the Arms Trade Treaty”.

https://ploughshares.ca/pl_publications/killer-optics-exports-of-wescam-sensors-to-turkey/

 

  1. Based on an organized and active living – II

21 September 2020|ANF English

“It should be known that since the age of seven, I have always focused on living in an organized and active manner. In fact, organization requires action; action requires organization. Organization and action should be understood as a state of life.”

https://anfenglishmobile.com/features/based-on-an-organized-and-active-living-ii-46732

 

  1. The short story of Kurdistan Revolution – I

20 September 2020|ANF English

Pushing aside the pervading curse all over it, Kurdistan has hosted new births. The revolution of Kurdistan began with Öcalan opening his eyes to the world in the village of Amara.

https://anfenglishmobile.com/features/the-short-story-of-kurdistan-revolution-i-46718

 

  1. Iranian-Turkish deal to fight PKK risks harming stability of Iraq’s Kurdish region

20 September 2020|Middle East Eye

A joint declaration between Iran and Turkey to coordinate efforts to fight armed Kurdish groups in Iraq has provoked alarm in some quarters, over fears that an escalation of fighting could further destabilise an already tense region.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-iran-joint-operation-kurdish-rebels-iraq-pkk-pjak

 

  1. “Bijî Serok Apo” – The story of a slogan

17 September 2020|ANF English

The slogan “Bijî Serok Apo” – “Long live Chairman Apo” can be heard at Newroz celebrations, demonstrations, guerrilla actions and funerals of the martyrs. What is the story behind this slogan?

https://anfenglishmobile.com/features/biji-serok-apo-the-story-of-a-slogan-46658

 

  1. UN points finger at Turkey over rights abuses in Syria

15 September 2020|Al-Monitor

The United Nations Human Rights Council has published its latest biannual report on Syria, documenting abuses by all the parties in the nine-year-long conflict. The allegations leveled against Turkey and its Sunni rebel allies suggest they are engaging in gross violations of international humanitarian law.
https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/09/un-report-turkey-syria-human-rights-abuses.html

 

  1. Can EU sanctions threat cool Turkey’s moves in eastern Mediterranean?

14 September 2020|Al-Monitor

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said he does not believe the European Union will impose sanctions on Turkey for its dispute with Greece over territorial claims in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, hinting that should it do so, Turkey could unleash millions of migrants on Europe.

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/09/turkey-eastern-mediterranean-eu-sanction-greece-oruc-reis.html

 

  1. Stateless and Leftover ISIS Brides

14 September 2020|Modern Diplomacy

While the World is busy fighting the pandemic and the economic devastation caused by it, one of the important problem that has been pushed to dormancy, is the status of the ISIS(Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) brides.

https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2020/09/14/stateless-and-leftover-isis-brides/

 

  1. Armenians and the Turkish Coup d’état of September 12, 1980

13 September 2020|Mirror-Spectator

Forty years ago on September 12, 1980, Turkish generals toppled the elected government in Turkey which had been unable to stop the wave of killings between leftist and rightist factions. To establish law and order, the generals resorted to brute force by quickly implementing mass arrests in record numbers.

https://mirrorspectator.com/2020/09/13/armenians-and-the-turkish-coup-detat-of-september-12-1980/

 

  1. From Blairgowrie to the Black Sea – Strawberries and Nutella

13 September 2020|Sarah Glynn, Belle Caledonia

From Blairgowrie to the Black Sea – Strawberries and Nutella, and the capitalist mode of agricultural production.

https://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2020/09/13/from-blairgowrie-to-the-black-sea-strawberries-and-nutella/

 

  1. KCDK-E: The time has come to end isolation and free Öcalan!

12 September 2020|ANF English

In a written statement, the KCDK-E co-presidential board said: “Rêber [President] Öcalan has been held hostage in the Imralı Island for 22 years. The isolation imposed on Önder Öcalan is being applied against the entire Kurdish people by the state with all its devices. Maintaining the isolation system aims at the genocide of the Kurdish people.”

https://anfenglishmobile.com/news/kcdk-e-the-time-has-come-to-end-isolation-and-free-Oecalan-46555

 

  1. The Ramifications of the 12 September 1980 coup d’état

12 September 2020|Desmond Fernandes, Medya News

The Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) launches its “Stop Isolation, Fascism, Occupation: Time to Achieve Freedom” initiative today, on the fortieth anniversary of the 12 September 1980 coup d’état. The ramifications of the coup d’état have been far-reaching.

https://medyanews.net/the-ramifications-of-the-12-september-1980-coup-detat/

 

  1. Since 2010, Iranian forces have killed over 700 Kurdish border couriers: report

12 September 2020|Kurdistan 24

ranian security forces have killed at least 700 Kurdish couriers, locally known as Kulbar, on the border between Kurdistan Region and Iran over the past eleven years, according to data compiled by human rights monitor Hengaw.

https://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/1dc6ce72-d798-46fe-95e7-526f8abdee80

  1. Pro-Kurdish politician Tosun sentenced to jail by Turkish court

11 September 2020|Aljazeera

Tosun was accused of treating wounded members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party during clashes in 2016. The HDP parliamentarian was sentenced to 10 years in jail but will remain free pending appeals process.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/09/pro-kurdish-politician-tosun-sentenced-jail-turkish-court-200911140621366.html

  1. Head of Turkish-backed council in Afrin arrested by armed group

11 September 2020|Kurdistan 24

Subhi Riziq, head of the Turkish-backed local council in the town of Jindires in the Syrian district of Afrin, has been arrested and trasferred to Turkey, local human rights organizations say.

https://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/3f864bdb-3300-4cbb-b8fb-9fca8b7f1132

  1. Turkish low intensity war, a report by RiseUp4Rojava

10 September 2020|RiseUp4Rojava

RiseUp4Rojava and International Red Help have compiled an important report which analyses the hostile actions carried out during several months of the “ceasefire” at the end of 2019 by Turkey and its proxies against Rojava.

https://www.peaceinkurdistancampaign.com/turkish-low-intensity-war-a-report-by-riseup4rojava/

 

  1. KCK to launch a revolutionary campaign on September 12

10 September 2020|ANF English

KCK to launch a revolutionary democratic campaign on September 12 under the motto “Stop Isolation, Fascism, Occupation; Time to Achieve Freedom”.

https://anfenglishmobile.com/news/kck-to-launch-a-revolutionary-campaign-on-september-12-46519

 

  1. Kurdish lives also matter

9 September 2020|Ahval

An attack on Kurdish seasonal workers in the northwestern Sakarya province has occupied Turkey’s agenda this weekend. The incident arrives as the latest in a string of racist attacks targeting the country’s largest ethnic minority in the Black Sea province in recent years.

https://ahvalnews.com/nurcan-baysal/kurdish-lives-also-matter

  1. Iraqi Kurdistan president carries conciliatory message from Baghdad to Ankara

8 September 2020|Al-Monitor

Tensions between Ankara and Baghdad soared after two senior Iraqi officers were killed in a Turkish airstrike targeting Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants last month. Baghdad canceled a planned visit by Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar in retaliation and lobbied Arab states to unite against Ankara in support of Iraq’s sovereignty.

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/09/iraq-kurdistan-nechirvan-barzani-message-baghdad-turkey.html#ixzz6XwixMle4

  1. Jailed Kurdish leader’s wife calls on ECHR president to meet with Kurds

6 September 2020|Ahval

ECHR President Roberto Spano has met with the  “Turkish president and government officials, who refuse to implement the court’s rulings,’’ but has failed to hear out the position of the embattled pro-Kurdish HDP members, Başak Demirtaş said on Twitter on Sunday.

https://ahvalnews.com/hdp/jailed-kurdish-leaders-wife-calls-echr-president-meet-kurds

  1. The Eastern Mediterranean at a crossroads

5 September 2020|Medya News

Political developments in the Eastern Mediterranean region have been gathering pace since Egypt, Greece and Cyprus formed an alliance to counter the expansion of Turkish influence, after Turkey signed a series of economic deals and memos with the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA).

https://medyanews.net/the-eastern-mediterranean-at-a-crossroads/

 

  1. David Graeber: A most Important Revolutionary Intellectual of our Times!

3 September 2020|International Initiative “Freedom for Abdullah Ocalan—Peace in Kurdistan”

Our hearts are full of sorrow to hear that our friend and comrade David Graeber has suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on September 2nd, 2020. His early death is a profound loss for us all. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, all his friends and everybody close to him.

http://www.freeocalan.org/news/english/david-graeber

 

  1. Russia meets Syrian Kurdish-led delegation in Moscow, despite Turkish concerns

1 September 2020|Kurdistan 24

On Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov confirmed that a meeting had taken place between a delegation of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) and a pro-Moscow Syrian party, the “Popular Will Party” (PWP), and the two parties had signed a joint memorandum in an effort to include the Syrian Kurds in the political discussions on Syria’s future.

https://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/35eed0a0-6f2c-4324-a8c4-e739e1243e9a

  1. Erdogan and the Dream of ‘Great Turkey’

31 August 2020|Asharq Al-Awsat

A few years ago, the Turkish president Erdogan criticized the historical TV series “Magnificent Century” because, in his opinion, the most famous TV series in history distorted the Ottoman dynasty’s history, which had not been shaped by concubine intrigue and competition.

https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/2479996/hanna-saleh/erdogan-and-dream-great-turkey

MULTIMEDIA

  1. Nationalism versus patriotism

23 September 2020|The Naked Scientist

What is the difference between nationalism and patriotism? What about the difference between a state and a nation? Should nationalism play any part in spurring scientific endeavour? Ed Kessler asks Chris Cooper-Davies and Dr Jeff Miley to provide some answers.

https://www.thenakedscientists.com/podcasts/naked-reflections/nationalism-versus-patriotism

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Patrons: John Austin, Baroness Blower of Starch Green, former GS NUT, Prof Bill Bowring, Julie Christie, Noam Chomsky, Jeremy Corbyn MP,  Prof Mary Davis, Lord Dholakia, Simon Dubbins, UNITE International Director,  Jill Evans, former MEP, Desmond Fernandes, Lindsey German, Convenor STWC, Melanie Gingell, Christopher Gingell, Prof Dr. Michael Gunter, Secretary-General, EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC), Rahila Gupta, journalist, Nick Hildyard, policy advisor,  Dafydd Iwan, Former President Plaid Cymru, James Kelman, Bruce Kent, Jean Lambert, former MEP, Dr Les Levidow, Open University, Elfyn Llwyd, Aonghas MacNeacail, Scottish Gaelic poet, Mike Mansfield QC, David Morgan, journalist, Doug Nicholls, General Secretary, GFTU, Dr. Jessica Ayesha Northey, Sinn Fein MLA Conor Murphy, Dr Thomas Jeffrey Miley, Kate Osamor MP, Margaret Owen OBE, Ali Gul Ozbek, Former Councillor and Mayor of Haringey; Gareth Peirce, Dr Felix Padel, Maxine Peake, actor, Dr Thomas Phillips, Liverpool John Moores University, Trevor Rayne, writer, Joe Ryan, Tony Simpson, Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, Stephen Smellie, PIK Trade Union Liaison Officer, Jonathan Steele, journalist,  Steve Sweeney, journalist,  Gianni Tognoni, General Secretary Permanent People’s Tribunal, Dr Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Dr Tom Wakeford, Dr Derek Wall, Julie Ward, former MEP, Kariane Westrheim, Chair, EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC); Hywel Williams MP.